Judge strikes down most of Florida’s 2021 election law, orders state to run new changes by federal court
Ron DeSantis signed a controversial elections law in 2021 in West Palm Beach. - Steve Bousquet/Sun Sentinel/TNS

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ruling that the Legislature intentionally discriminated against Black voters, a federal judge in Tallahassee struck down most of Florida’s controversial 2021 election law and ordered the state not to make any future changes to those provisions without court approval. In his decision issued Thursday, Judge Mark Walker ruled that the sections of the law restricting drop boxes, creating new requirements for voter applications including vote-by-mail, and banning interactions with voters in line were unconstitutional and could not be enforced by the state. The law was a top priority...